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At War with the Army


Published 1950


This is a fun WWII-era B&W movie, full of Jerry Lewis and his ridiculous goofiness! Featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their first collaboration.

Jerry is a hapless private and Dean is the bossy First Sergeant of a slipshod platoon at a stateside training base. Jerry and Dean were friends who grew up in the same neighborhood before Uncle Sam made GIs out of them. All of the stereotypical military comedy characters are present, including the loudmouth drill instructor, the conniving supply sergeant, the doting corporal and the bumbling, hen-pecked company commander.


Run time 93 min.
Producer Fred F. Finklehoffe, Abner J. Greshler
Production Company Fred F. Finklehoffe Productions
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Contact Information www.k-otic.com

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Reviewer: Hemmingway - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2012
Subject: Fun, fun, fun
This is an excellent Martin & Lewis film. Obviously the intent was to entertain, to give Martin & Lewis a chance to polish their act while giving the audience a chance to relax and laugh a little. Polly Bergen rounds this film off nicely and shows it in the phone booth scene.
Reviewer: QueenElectron - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 18, 2011
Subject: very entertaining
I really enjoyed this movie. Plenty of Jerry Lewis slapstick, Dean Martin crooning, and trouble with dames, all in a WWII-era army base setting. What's not to love? My dad was a WWII soldier and in one of his letters home during the war he complained all the army movies were either about comics or one-man armies. This is one of the former. The opening song, sung by Jerry Lewis, "The Navy gets the gravy, and the Army gets the beans" is just great. Also great is Jerry Lewis's bout with the pop machine. I got this movie at the dollar store, so I can't comment on the quality of this print, but I think this movie is just great.
Reviewer: madpigmadpig - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2009
Subject: Some slow parts, overall not bad.
Thia movie really shows the fact that they didn't quite know what to do with these guys yet. Dean Martin was stuck doing a bad Bing Crosby impression and Jerry Lewis was still feeling out what he was doing. I remember them being much better in My Friend Irma which was made before this. Maybe they just needed other performers to react off of. Anyway, it's an okay movie, it just seems a little amateur-hour-ish.
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